The January 2017 issue of Kodansha’s Morning Two monthly magazine released today in Japan confirmed a live-action TV drama adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura’s slice of life comedy manga series Saint Oniisan/Saint Young Men is in the works. More details will be revealed in the magazine’s next issue to be released on December 22 in which the manga will cerebrate its 100th episode. Who do you want to play Jesus and Buddha?
The manga featuring Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha who are living in an apartment in the modern day Tokyo has been serialized in the magazine since 2007, and now 13 tankobon volumes are available. Previously two OAD episodes were bundled with the special editions of the 8th (December 2012) and 9th tankobon (August 2013), and a 90-minute anime feature film was released in May 2013. All of them were animated by A-1 Pictures.
— 聖☆おにいさん公式 (@saint_oniisan) November 21, 2016
Morning Two January 2017 issue cover
モーニング・ツー最新1号は11月22日(火)発売‼︎ 表紙は『デビルズライン』！ カラーはコンノトヒロ新連載4コマ『まほうつかえない』と、最新4巻発売の『ふつつか者の兄ですが』。記念読み切りは『この世界の片隅に』の、こうの史代！ pic.twitter.com/DFtYt8WO7A
— モーニング・ツー (@morningtwo) November 21, 2016
Tankobon 1st and 13th volume covers
© Hikaru Nakamura/Kodansha